7 Surprising AF Benefits of Skipping You Probably Didn't Know About

Let's not forget, it's the workout Katy Perry swears by.

1. Burns calories

Actually skipping burns way more calories than a lot of other workouts. According to the British Rope Skipping Association, 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run.

2. Jump to improve bone density

The bone mass starts decreasing after the age of 35. Jumping rope stimulates the bone in femoral neck and helps to strengthen it. What a fun way to keep osteoporosis at bay!

3. A workout for your heart's health

Being one of the best cardio exercises, skipping helps to improve the health of heart and lungs. This workout builds stamina and helps circulation of blood and oxygen in a better manner.

4. Improves breathing

Once you start skipping regularly, you'll notice the difference in your breathing efficiency. You won't feel shortness of breath as quick as used to be before working out regularly.

5. Cheap workout equipment

Skipping has to be one of the cheapest workout. A one-time investment gets you sorted for a long time. And the best part is that this compact equipment would barely take any space and will fit in your travel bag too. Finding an excuse to not workout during vacations would get difficult, though!

6. Skipping can make you smarter

If the first six benefits didn't woo you enough, here's the one you can't ignore! Skipping makes you SMARTER. This easy workout makes you mentally alert and increases your memory. Jumping also improves balance and coordination, reflexes and muscular endurance.